This show has been commercially released as "Aoxomoxoa"
Disc 1: (38:02)
1. St Stephen (4:26) 2. Dupree's Diamond Blues (3:40) 3. Rosemary (2:04) 4. Doin' That Rag (5:14) 5. Mountains of the Moon (4:11) 6. China Cat Sunflower (4:16) 7. What's Become of the Baby (8:27) 8. Cosmic Charlie (5:40)
This is the original mix of Aoxomoxoa, which was released commercially between June 1969 and late 1971.
In September, 1971, Jerry Garcia did a major remix of the entire album, eliminating a considerable amount
of the backing material and trimming the beginning and end of a few songs. The LPs, cassettes, and CDs
available commercially since that time contain the remix. There appear to be no plans to commercially release
this original mix, so it is being made available to the broader community.
To sustain the ethical integrity of this process, please do not download these files unless you are already in
possession of a commercial release of Aoxomoxoa and would like to compare it with the original mix.
The LP copy from which this was derived is in VG condition, and the analog equipment used to extract the
sound from the grooves is near state of the art. There is some minor surface noise audible in the quietest passages,
but not obtrusive even then, and almost no tracking distortion.
A>D transfer: Linn LP12/Lingo turntable, Linn Ittok tonearm, Lyra Helikon cartridge,PS Audio PCA-2 preamplifier, M Audio Audiophile USB external, A/C powered sound card
June 23, 2017 Subject:
Both Mixes for 50th Anniversary Release?
Here's hoping the 50th Anniversary releases for both Aoxomoxoa and Anthem of the Sun contain both original and remixed versions as well as bonus live tracks. Maybe the Workingman's Dead and America Beauty 50th releases will contain the DVD surround sound.
I just discovered this mix on the archive and enjoyed listening to the differences between both mixes. I do like the remix a bit better, but both are worth listening to.
The original mix copy here contains a couple of skips/pops at the end of China Cat from the LP it was recorded from. Not a complaint, just a note and thanks!
March 24, 2017 Subject:
Not recorded on 6/20/69
I was enjoying the Dead at the Fillmore East on this date along with Savoy Brown Blues Band and Buddy Miles Express, and everyone knows Aoxomoxoa was recorded several months earlier in January.
It's fun to hear the original Aoxomoxoa mix again though, which was so out there Garcia must have wanted to tighten it up and clean it out. I have a feeling though that this original mix more accurately depicts the period in all its insane glory. Check out the intro to China Cat and imagine the boys listening and going "I'm good with that, you guys?" "Sure, sounds great to me, hahahaha""
April 4, 2016 Subject:
Rolling over in his grave, for lack of better words.
Many 60's shows were available for download, other years as well. Since they started making money on the music, shows went soundboard only. Pisses me off to see great shows not available in audience format. Never thought I'd see the day..
September 30, 2015 Subject:
thanks for posting
this alternate mix is quite famous and often sought after; whether it's really better is a matter of subjective opinion. Certainly it's nice to have it up.
It's also nice to have formal, conclusive evidence that "njpg" doesn't know what the fuck he's talking about. I could infer that pretty easily from other reviews but now we know for sure.
Why are SO many of these great shows only up there as "Stream Only"?? There are so many great shows on here! But - what's the deal w/the earlier shows? (67-70) being unavailable for download?
April 27, 2015 Subject:
This mix is the original mix issued by the Dead when the album was originally released. Unless you buy the recent LP boxset, you couldn't get this mix as Jerry re-mixed the album (and Anthem of the Sun) in 1971. Subsequently, and up until the boxset, all releases of the album have been the '71 mix.
April 26, 2015 Subject:
1. This isn't a live show & doesn't belong here.
2. As with nearly every "outtake" in existence that's ever been done by anybody, the reason it wasn't what was put on the original release is that it wasn't good enough. It sounds sloppy and unfinished, and I actually doubt your statement that this was ever released as an album in this form. You can actually hear the lyrics on the remixed version, for instance.
March 21, 2015 Subject:
messing with a good thing
Probably worth updating the description here given that the original mix was officially released as part of the 5LP boxset reissue of "Warner Bros Studio Albums".
I prefer this original mix to the 71 remix; it's great to have this copy for streaming. The original version of "What's Become of the Baby" is one of the highlights but I'm also very partial to the Cosmic Charlie and Doin That Rag.
The Seth man has a nice review of the original mix on Julian Cope's Head Heritage blog:
March 21, 2015 Subject:
The Aoxomoxa Original Mix!!!! Yes!!!!
I grabbed this from somewhere else, but it's so nice that this copy is now available to stream! For anyone who's never heard the rare 1969 mix, check this out - the differences between this and the 1971 remix (the version most people own and have heard) are NOT subtle. I actually prefer this version, and am sort of puzzled why Jerry wanted to remix it in the first place, or why the original wasn't used for the 2001 reissue. Nevertheless, here it is! Enjoy!
March 15, 2015 Subject:
March 15, 2015 Subject:
This mix is 100 times better than the 1971 remix. Listen for example at both "St. Stephen"'s.
January 24, 2014 Subject:
Well, that was a washout wasn't it?
August 31, 2013 Subject:
Deadlists has the Dead playing in NYC on this date and is playing from it on "Jam of the Week" on dead.net. (8.31.130 Would be interested in the correct date for these studio recordings.